Hairstylist Danielle Priano Shares Exactly How She Styled Rachel Brosnahan’s Soft, Sleek Updo for the 2024 SAG Awards


Updos may be a red carpet staple at this point, but every now and then we come across one that totally stops us in our tracks. Take for example, the incredibly chic twisted bun that Rachel Brosnahan sported at the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Brosnahan, who was nominated for Best Female Actor in a Comedy Series for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, oozed glamour with this gorgeous updo that perfectly complemented her glimmering gold Tamara Ralph gown. 

According to her hairstylist Danielle Priano, the vision was to craft a hairstyle that “radiated modern, effortless elegance.” She shared, “ Her dress was bold and dramatic—so we went with a soft and youthful updo to enhance the moment and keep things understated.”

The Tease was lucky enough to get Priano to spill the step-by-step details on how she created this stunning look using SexyHair products and Hidden Crown Hair extensions. Keep scrolling for her breakdown.

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  1. Foundation: The journey began with a nourishing cleanse and hydration using the SexyHair Moisturizing Shampoo ($20.95) and Conditioner ($21.95). This initial step ensured Rachel’s hair was optimally prepped, adding essential moisture and a silky foundation.
  2. Prep: To protect and prep the hair for styling, Priano applied Shine Show Blowout Spray ($22.95) and then she used a hairdryer to blow out her hair.
  3. Texture: Priano used a 1-inch curling iron to create soft waves through her hair.
  4. Volume and Density: To amplify the up-do, Priano applied Hidden Crown Flip-Up Clip-In extensions ($159) through her hair to create volume and density.
  5. Sculpting the Updo: With the desired texture and volume in place, Priano gathered her hair into a high ponytail and secured it. She then applied SexyHair Not So Hard Up Gel ($21.95) to ensure a sleek and controlled base. From there, she took sections of hair and pinned them in a randomized way to create an up-do into a unique, twisted shape that was soft and sleek.
  6. Finishing Touches: To set the updo, Spray and Play Harder Hairspray ($22.95) was sprayed over to lock in the look for the evening.

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Camille Nzengung

Camille Nzengung is a Features Editor at The Tease, where she covers all things hair. You can find her writing about the best hair products, the coolest hair trends, and all the exciting new hair launches. Send her a pitch:

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